DrJack sez:

April 16, 2024:  NWS data file problem:  Download of the National Weather Service datafiles used for input data is now failing for both NAM and RAP, so no model updates.  Am looking into problem, don't know now whether another suitable file can be found.
April 17, 2024 update:  Has been major outage at NCEP center, dunno problem but they've sent out an 'all hands on deck' message as they try to recover.
April 18, 2024 update:  Have switched to alternate source for datafiles, appears to be working.

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